Animal lovers listen up! The science department has
begun a new venture – Small Animal Club – where you can meet a mischief of
mice, a school of fish, a couple of rats (one hairless!) and even a Chilean
The club is run by Head of Science Mrs Hennessey in
SCG7 from 1.30pm on Thursday lunchtimes, and it aims to teach students how to
look after animals and inspire them to continue studying science in further
Mrs Hennessey said: “The students have been
brilliant so far – really positive and enthusiastic.”
“It also gives them an opportunity to have a go at
looking after animals if they perhaps aren’t able to have pets at home.”
She added that not only have students nurtured the
animals, but they have also got stuck in by mucking out the cages.
A future ambition is to link this project with the
Children’s University (CU) scheme where students can gain a qualification based
on the work they do outside of school hours.
The department is also in the process of acquiring
another exciting animal – a bearded dragon - to add to its collection of
So, if you are
interested in animals, the biological sciences or are looking into veterinary
medicine as a career, the Small Animal Club is looking for committed and
enthusiastic new members who are willing to help out once a week. If this
sounds like something you are interested in, head on down this Thursday.